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Connected Globe News Weekly – Week of July 6, 2014

Welcome to Connected Globe News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to M2M (machine to machine) and embedded mobile devices.  I aggregate the information, include the original links and add a synopsis of each article.  I also search for the latest market numbers such as market size, growth and trends in and around the M2M market.

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Analysts forecast the Connected Car M2M Connections and Services market in the U.S. will grow at a CAGR of 16.92 percent over the period 2013-2018. According to the report, one of the main drivers in this market is the increased awareness and demand for safety and security connected car M2M services. Read Original Content

According to a new market research report published by MarketsandMarkets, the value of the Internet of Things market was worth $1029.5 billion in 2013, and is expected to reach $1423.09 billion by 2020, at an estimated CAGR of 4.08 percent from 2014 to 2020. Read Original Content

According to a recent report by Gartner, the IoT market, which excludes PCs, tablets and smartphones, is projected to grow to 26 billion units by 2020, up from 0.9 billion today, with an economic impact in the trillions. Read Original Content

The cost and time to mobilize enterprise applications can actually meet or exceed the original cost and time to implement those systems. In their new report, “StarMobile Transforms Enterprise Apps into Mobile Apps”, 451 Research details the advantages of StarMobile’s app development tool and how it can drastically reduce the cost and time to mobilize enterprise applications. Download report here: http://starmobileinc.com/report-451research-starmobile-transforms-mobile-apps-into-enterprise-apps/

Though the current market size is not known, the IoT connectivity drive will create a global market worth up to $8.9 trillion by 2020 as per IDC, and would grow at a compound annual growth rate of 7.9 percent between now and 2020. Read Original Content

Analysts forecast the Global Gas Meter market will grow at a CAGR of 9.33 percent over the period 2014-2018. According to the report, one of the major drivers is the increasing demand for smart gas meters. Read Original Content
According to a Vodafone report, M2M, which connects previously isolated machines or devices to the internet to make the Internet of Things possible, is set to grow from 4.4 billion connected devices this year to 10.3 billion by 2018. Read Original Content

TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Mobile M2M Module market to grow at a CAGR of 16.21 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing adoption of mobile devices. Read Original Content

A new GSMA report finds Asia is currently the largest regional IoT market in the world, accounting for 40 percent of the world's 189 million M2M connections by the end of 2013. Read Original Content

Networking solutions giant Cisco announced a strategic engagement with Electronics City Industries Association to develop Asia's first end-to-end Internet of Things innovation hub. Read Original Content

ABI Research estimates the number of developers involved in Internet of Things activities will reach 1.7 million globally by the end of 2014. Read Original Content

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